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140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.

miniature ice cream IV by FatalPotato

New Cupcake Pendant 2 by PetitPlatMiniature Cake - Shades of Blue by PetitPlatRainbow Cake by birdielover

Cuppycakes by Zhoira     Cupcake by Kyandi-charms

 Polymer Clay Lemon Meringue Pie by LittlePurpleCloud      Polymer Clay Chocolate Cake by LittlePurpleCloud

Cake Decorating Scene by vesssperIce Cream Sandwich Ring by ThePetiteShop
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam

Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry     Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry

Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
Miniature birthday cake by CaroMcFW

Miniature roast goose by CaroMcFW      Miniature strawberry charlotte cake by CaroMcFW      Mini Confeitaria Brilha Brilha #027 by priperca

Mini Confeitaria Brilha Brilha #005 by priperca
Dollhouse Miniature Raspberry Bundt Cake Slice by fairchildart
Various Miniature Treats by ChocolateDecadenceMiniature Fruit Bowls by PetitPlat
Just A Few Scoops by PetitPlatminiature ice cream III by FatalPotato
Dollhouse Miniature Carrot Cake by fairchildart

Apple Strudel - Miniature 1:12 by Jeyam-PClay     Miniature Baking Day Table - Size by PetitPlat

Work in Progress - Miniature Crepes by PetitPlat

Crepes. by vesssper     Blueberry Pancake Breakfast by MyLitteLunchBox

Pancake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelry

Miniature Pancakes with Syrup by ilovelittlethings      Pancake by Nassae

Give-Away!! Miniature Breakfast Tray by PetitPlatSunny side up. by Aiclay
Miniature Food - Saint Honores by PetitPlat

miniature spaghetti and friends- details by FatalPotato     Pasta Amore by kalos-eidos-skopein

miniature spaghetti and friends by FatalPotato     
little lasagna by FatalPotato
Caprese Bruschetta - Miniature by thinkpastel
Miniature Sandwiches by ChocolateDecadence
Dollhouse Miniature Egg Basket by fairchildart
Miniature favorites by MiniatureChef
Miniature Croissants by ChocolateDecadence
Miniature Cake Rolls by ChocolateDecadence
All orange by MiniatureChef
Cherry Pie by eserenitia
Fimo Ring "It's Tea Time 2" by Alusaf

Smores Stud Earrings by yobanda     
Chocolate cake by CinnamonFlavour

Scale 1:12 Miniature Roast Chicken by asuka-sakumo
Thanksgiving Turkey Pendant-Polymer Clay by ThePetiteShop

Unadon by SmallCreationsByMel

   Rawr Ramen by Zhoira     sushi jar necklace by MotherMayIjewelry

Miniature Sushi on Green Plate by PetitPlatMiniature Sushi Pendant by PetitPlatSushi rolls by lava-tomato

Shrimp sushi by lava-tomato      Egg sushi by lava-tomato

Sushi Platter by kalos-eidos-skopein     Polymer Clay Sashimi Tray and Dragon Roll by Talty

1-3 japanese foods by SnowfernMiniatures on Ice by fairchildartDollhouse Miniature Ritz Crackers by ilovelittlethings
Micromini KFC Bucket Meal by margaeanne
PinkBerry Original by MusicRains
Leberkasweggla by Zanaffar
Mini Sandwichs And Lemonade Platter Ring by ThePetiteShop
Jack-O-Lantern Prep Board by birdielover
Slice of Carrot Cake by birdielover
Hot Dogs by birdielover
Cheese Pizza by birdielover
Scrumptious S'more Board by birdielover

1/12th scale Mozzarella Pizza by ElreniaGreenleaf

1/12th scale Cherry Tomato/Mozzarella/Pesto bites by ElreniaGreenleaf
1/12th scale Margherita Pizza by ElreniaGreenleaf
1/12th scale morning rolls by ElreniaGreenleaf1/12th scale pizza by ElreniaGreenleafMiniature Pizza Slices by ChocolateDecadence

salad  magnet by MotherMayIjewelry

Untitled by MotherMayIjewelry
Miniature Salad by SmallCreationsByMelCommission - 40 Miniature Carrots by Bon-AppetEatsTiny Brocoli by PetitPlat
Dollhouse Food Sliced Cuban Sub by MotherMayIjewelry
Mozzarella and Tomato Panini by MotherMayIjewelry
Bread and Soup by Zhoira

More Miniature Cocktails by ChocolateDecadence      12th scale orange juice by PetiteCreation

Happy breakfast - Croissant I by Elaiss-in-icelandKrispy Kreme Doughnuts by Zhoira
Chinese Bakery close up by Zhoira
Bakery and Coffee Display by Talty
Hot Cherry Pie Earrings by DeliciousTrickery
Smushed S'mores Earrings by DeliciousTrickery
Moose Tracks Ice Cream Earrings by DeliciousTrickery

Charlotte Pastry by monpuchikissa    
 Apple Pie by monpuchikissa

Japanese Roll Cake by monpuchikissa     Meatball Spaghetti by monpuchikissa

Ripe Bananas by birdielover1:12 Banana Bunches by Bon-AppetEats
Ripe and Juicy Watermelon by birdieloverCantaloupe Melon by birdielover

itsy bitsy burger: fast food style by FatalPotato

1:12 Donut Bacon Cheeseburger by Bon-AppetEats

Miniature fastfood tray [updated] by EmisBakery     1:12 clay croissant sandwiches by FatalPotato

Fast Food Burger Earrings by MotherMayIjewelry

Give-Away : Cookie Earrings by PetitPlat

Miniature Christmas Cookies by Snowfern      Cookie Necklace #2 by PetitPlat

Chocolate Chip Cookies 1:12 Scale by abohemianbazaar     
Miniature Baking Day Table by PetitPlat

Very Small Chocolate Bars by PetitPlatChocolate and Pralines - 5 by PetitPlat


Pumpkin Shaped Bread by NJD Miniatures by NJD-Miniatures          Pumpkin Pie by NJD Miniatures by NJD-Miniatures         Sweet Treats Tray - NJD Miniatures by NJD-Miniatures 

Croissants - NJD Miniatures by NJD-Miniatures          Open Cap Mushrooms in Basket - NJD Miniatures by NJD-Miniatures         Beefsteak Tomatoes - NJD Miniatures by NJD-Miniatures  

GenMillsMini by MotherMayIjewelry
Miniature Food - Breakfast Tray Red by PetitPlatMiniature Food - Breakfast Tray Orange by PetitPlat
Because Pistachios are Way Cool by PetitPlat
Giant Finger and Pickles by PetitPlat



It's been a while since I've been actively online.
But even though temporary, it did changed my perspective on some matters.

It's weird how much the internet can become an influence, and how this process goes so unnoticed. At a certain point the countless voices of people around you blend into a continuous buzz. A buzz that you soon get so familiar with that you forget there was a life before it. I guess that's what social media does in general; creating a buzz. An artificial need for you to continuously be online and check your messages, because you might just miss something otherwise. Life, in general, has become so infused with the internet that it sometimes scares me. I'm part of the internet industry. Hell, I even made it my job! But even I sometimes find myself wondering where the time has gone that I could work on an artwork for hours straight, without feeling that creeping itch to check my messages. 


The last few weeks before the break, I've repeatedly felt bad about myself. Why? Basically because people told me I didn't meet their expectations, and I just happen to be a person that hates to fail expectations.

As a kid, I was happy to be creative. Even though I only made drawings for fun, making art was a nice way to spend time and it genuinely felt good to be always full of ideas. As I saw most of my classmates lose their childlike imagination as they grew older and their interests shifted, I used to take pride in the fact that such a thing never happened to me. As most of my classmates submitted to peer pressure, I still followed the voice from within. And until not too long ago, I thought that that was what being an artist was all about.

As of lately, I've gotten quite a view what is the art world is actually about. About the constant struggle from many people that all try their hardest to get one of the few jobs in art and the hostility that comes with that competition. How art school students, that are supposed to be taught to be open-minded and accepting towards all kinds of art, are often the ones that pass the strongest judgement. About that you don't mean shit as an artist, unless you have the job to prove that you have skills. And how hobbyist artists are regarded as inferior because they simply don't earn money and haven't got a thing to prove. 
Money. That's what it all about. Living on myself, I can honestly understand that, because having a career is important. As a web developer with 10 years of experience in the industry I'm the least person to tell you that there's no difference between "just messing around with html" and working in the industry. However, hobbyist or professional... we do have something in common. We both love websites. We share our love for the same thing. And that's something so important I cannot stretch it enough.


What this whole thing comes down to?
That many of the people I look up to and I'd love to learn from (often those with professional-level artwork) belong to the above group -- something that isn't exactly motivating. And as we are all influenced by the people around us it's hard to make art my way and follow my own feelings and instincts, when the internet collective tells me that I'm doing it wrong and that I should feel ashamed I put my talent to waste. (For those wondering; that was literally said to me.)

The strength of the internet --that everybody can say what he wants-- has also come to be one of it's major downsides. Downsides that even drove many famous artists to the brink of depression. 
It's hard to maintain a sense of "self" within the buzz of people continuously talking about you, your works, your characters, and what you could (or should) represent. I think anyone even remotely known on any place on the internet can confirm that with me. It's even harder when you're an artist and you need this sense of "self" in order to create. Because let's be honest; for most of us our vision of life is the sole reason we create. Or at least for me it is.


My health has slowly gotten stable over the last few weeks. I've seen some doctors, got a new medicine for the migraine attacks, and whatnot. I've been back to training fully again, which I guess kinda helps since the RSI-specific training also strengthens the muscles in my neck. I'm still waiting for the checkup at the hospital, though (Those waiting lists... seriously...). Some days are good, and I try to enjoy them as much as I can. Some days are terrible. I'm still tired pretty often. but it seemed to have stabilized a bit. I think a large part of the tiredness came from trying to force myself to keep up with everything, even while in miserable physical condition. And in that regard, I think taking my distance really helped. I realize now that I can't keep up and that it's not a shame to admit so.

I guess strict moderation is the answer in this case. The answer for shutting myself off from too much negativity. If people in real life talk shit about me, I'm not afraid to tell them to shut the hell up. So why shouldn't I be able to do the same online (by removing and blocking)? It's not like people that deliberately try hurt others have the right to complain about that. 


To conclude this (already too long) message I would like to show my thanks to the massive support that I've gained from the DeviantArt community during my break. It's heartwarming to see how many people out here actually bothered to show their support. Either via e-mail, Facebook, or via DeviantArt's private message system. Not people that I know in person, but also people that are complete strangers to me and just happened to learn about my hiatus. Thank you. Thanks a lot!

(Here are some of the kind messages that people send me (and I've already read -- there are still many more).

Thanks Hiatus2 by DamaiMikaz

At this moment, I still have 17.376 messages to catch up to (artworks excluded), from which 7500+ new messages and even more replies to... whatever stuff I made.
I still have to read the replies to my last journal to find out who the winner is from the previously announced "contest".

Hiatus Replynr by DamaiMikaz

There are a lot of things going for me at the moment;
Animecon is coming up soon. I'm currently in negotiation with Mangaschool about their schedules, but if everything goes right I might return doing a workshop there... or at least be at the manga-drawing stand there. Which will give you, Dutchies, a chance to say hello and make me help you out with your art. 

Dynamic pose by DamaiMikaz
(for those that were curious about the previous workshop, check the link behind the artwork above)

What also might be interesting, is my upcoming kiriban of 1.000.000 pageviews. I'm still doubting about the prize. It's gonna be either points or a head-shot drawing of your character. The choice is up to you. Whichever gets the most votes will do.

Uploading artwork might still take a while. I have a whole lot of sorting out to do. And as weird as it sounds; I still feel a bit insecure about publishing stuff online again and exposing it to an audience that is even more massive than the day I left. I guess it'll take a bit of time until that feeling is entirely gone. And even aside from that; I've got a lot of sketches and stuff to sort out.

Sketchdump january 2014 by DamaiMikaz

Having learned from previous experience, I'm taking my time to catch up.
So it might take a while before I'm fully operational again. In the meanwhile; please bear with me.

~ See you around!


TLDR version; I'm back

Crowned with chaos by DamaiMikaz
Here is the first vid of the week! Hope you guys like it :0

:icondragonhi: Hi everyones!!


Finally I have the necessary points to make a little giveaway, for the members of this group.
The points are from my personal points :points: box. :meow:


Only one will can win this special price.


Addicional Gifts: I will raffle 3 free commission beetwen the participants too (exept the winner)


How Participe? Is very simple


1. Watch me :D SolKorra :iconsolkorra:


2. Fave :+fav: this draws


Legend of Sol: The Power of The Avatar Girls by SolKorra

K-O-R-R-A Storm of Powers by SolKorraKan-I by SolKorra




3. Comment this journal with the word "Done".


4.If you want participe too for the 3 free commissions, comment with the link of the image of the character or oc you want for the commission.


ALL CAN PARTICIPE


THANKS FOR PARTICIPE AND ENJOY!!!


~Dead Line: Sunday 10th of May~

GOOD LUCK EVERYONES!!!


Founder SolKorra :iconsolkorra:

Cherry Blossom Festival and Sakura Con!

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 10, 2014, 2:34 PM







Hey guys! It's con season again and I'll be at the Cherry Blossom Festival in San Francisco's Japantown this weekend (April 12-13th), and at Sakura Con in Seattle Washington the weekend after (April 18-20th). As usual, I'll be there with all of my prints, books, buttons, and cards! :)

My table location for the Cherry Blossom Festival is on the lower floor of the Japan Center, right outside the Kinokuniya book store entrance. For Sakura Con, I'll be in the Artist Alley at table 411. I was actually unable to get a table in time for this con, but a kind artist, mind-crash offered to share his with me :) We both look forward to meeting everyone and making new friends so come by and say hi! :D














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Wed Apr 16, 2014, 5:27 PM
a mother says to her son
can you feel the world lodged
in your rib? do not tell
me you can't, it's right there
and let's not tell god
anything about this, let's give
him the silent treatment like
he's giving to us,
sometimes i wake up wanting
to shred myself into ribbons
tie me up in a bow and send myself
to your doorstep with no
return address and let you deal with it,
you're not listening and you're not
understanding, you're too busy
trying to read all the text, but
i can go days without speaking
one word, got a habit of holding my
breath diving into my own mind
for hours, blue bottomless pool
river veins with the bones of a dream
drifting through, some stuck on the
banks all dried up and thirsty, this
shark tooth reminds me of you so i
press it in hard, still not one single
drop, a baby raccoon floats by with
no life but wide eyes, i know you'll
pray the horned god sends him
straight to the sea, drown him out
with that voice that says maybe
next year when you search for
yourself, you won't just be
facing dead ends

(the gate at the end of the garden is barred)

Come out, come out, where ever you are!

Totoro by Qinni
Tonari no Totoro by alchemaniac
totoro no rain by Apofiss
ToToRo by starryjohnTotoro by Vermeilbird
Totoros and Ocarinas by Omega-Sigh
Totoro by Flying-Fox
My Neighbor Jake by rismo
Dysfunctional Neighbour Totoro by spacecoyote
Totoro with Full Moon by Twinky-Dink
Cat Bus stop by AndyPritchard
Totoro by lires
Totoro by sxan
Totoro by nakuruaki
Totoro Transportation: Catbus by KrisCynical
Totoro and Friends by DanielaUhlig

Mei chan is with mushrooms by cuongdao
Ride with Hayao Miyazaki - not finished yet by Duhokama
Totoro by jorgecarrero
Totoro by Helbetico


I thought this Jaguar advert was only going to air in the US, but i recently saw it pop up over here, too.
I guess if you're going to hire the likes of Sir Ben F**king Kingsley (full name) and company to peddle your products; you want to go multi-region to get your money's worth.

Theatrics aside, it made me ponder on why Britain has this villainous reputation, and I started to compile a list:

The British Empire was the biggest drug-dealing organisation in history and made a fortune selling opium to China. In the mid 19th century, when the Chinese Emperor tried to stop them, they sent in The Nemesis – basically the Death Star of the era – which proceeded to decimate the entire Chinese fleet. Then they stole Hong Kong.

In an emergency, such as a disaster or terror attack, an intelligence committee is convened. Its codename is “COBRA”.

The British military’s communication network is called “Skynet”.

The UK got screwed over with the Manhattan Project ( en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_A… ) so they made something worse: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vx_gas

They accidentally build giant, solar weapons - www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23…

Pretty much every territorial dispute across the Middle East and Indian subcontinent is down to the Brits drawing lines on a map at some point over the past 200 years.

................how the hell are we still here? The island is quite clearly populated by Super Villains. Why has no one glassed this rock?!

:icondragonhi: Hi Everyones! A new "Choose your best Art"
Start Today!


You can win the post of your best Art in a Journal
We've 5 places for 5 winners.


How to Participe?
Is very simple
1. Comment This Journal With the link of your best art work. (Not Forget, We need it for create the journal)


Example: 

LINK

solkorra.deviantart.com/art/K-…

THUMB

 (Only premium members)

K-O-R-R-A Storm of Powers by SolKorra



 Valentine's day 2014- Makorra (chibi) by Jazmin-Jazz KORRA X NARUTO - Crossover by Koikii




2. Add to your Favourites this Journal (Not forget it, with the fav :+fav: you get your number for the raffle)



And this is all!
Remember All Can Participate!


~Dead Line: Saturday 3rd of May~



Good Luck!


Founder SolKorra :iconsolkorra:

Hello and welcome to Sabu's Draw My Characters Art Contest.
Below is the requirements to join in and all the information you will need for this contest. 




Rules & Characters


"I am a [r a r e] species...
not a -s t e r e o t y p e."


F i r s t things first: the * c h a r a c t e r s!


Please click the icon to be taken to their ref and/or art.

   
Pirate  ◘  Gemma  ◘  Rune

     
Marionette  ◘  Jemiah  ◘  Honna  ◘  Halcyon

     
  Finn  ◘  Genevieve ◘  Angler  ◘  Katsu

*On Pirate's ref, please note his facial markings and use the examples provided to get his marking right. There are two dots on both sides of his muzzle, not three and two or any other variation. Here is an example of Pirate's face.. and no. His whiskers do not come out of these dots.. 

* I favor digital art over traditional. For this reason, please do not enter traditional art unless you have my permission. 

* In order to join this contest, you must provide me at least 5 pieces. (You are encouraged to have more, but 5 is the minimum). Of these pieces, there must be at least one image of each of my fursonas (Pirate and Rune). For the other three pieces, you may choose from the list provided above. However, you may only draw Marionette once and yes, the monkey is to be included with the drawing.

* Of the five pieces,you must provide me with one piece that is full detail (high lighted and shaded) and one piece that is full body. These may be the same image, but they do not have to be.

* Of the five pieces, no more than two busts will be allowed, unless they are icons or badges. 

* Because this is an art contest, I will be keeping all artwork of my characters that is entered, regardless of whether you place or not.

* The grand prize will only be given out if I have at least 15 contestants.

* When posting your entries, please only comment to this journal once. Every time you post a new piece of art, please reply to your first comment. Anyone who does not do this will have all art not in their first comment disqualified. I have posted an example in the comment section of this journal, please refer to it if you're unsure what to do.

* I do not want 5 minute entries. Please draw to the best of your ability, color in the lines and do your best to make the markings as accurate as possible.

This is an example of what I don't want. This is clearly not done well; the coloring is outside of the lines and Pirate's markings are not correct.

* There are some guidelines to follow when sizing the drawings. These are the smallest that the drawings in these categories can be, but larger pieces are greatly encouraged.

Sprites: 50 x 50
Pixel: 100 x 100
Flatcolor: 400 x 400
Shaded: 700 x 700
Bust: 300 x 300
Painting: 900 x 900
Fullbody w/ BG: 800 x 800

Rewards


"N o t the prize gives the *j o y...
but the s t r i v i n g to win the -p r i z e."

What's a c o m p e t i t i o n without * p r i z e s?



╔═════════════════════════╗
[G r a n d] Prize
Winner's choice of: 
2 years premium membership
4,000 dA points
or
$50 USD

*F i r s t Place
Winner's choice of:
2,000 dA points
or 
$25 USD

S e c o n d;; Place
1,000 dA points

-T h i r d- Place
500 dA points

F o u r t h Place
150 points
╚═════════════════════════╝

**Reminders:
- Even art that does not place will be kept, since it is art of my characters.
- The grand prize will not be given out unless there are at least 15 entrants.


End Date


"This song is [e n d i n g]...
but the story -n e v e r ends."

*A u g u s t 5th!


I will no longer accept art past August 5th, and I will decide no later than August 13th. August 13th is my 18th birthday. For this reason, you have the opportunity to draw a picture of all of my characters at a birthday party for Pirate, before the close of the contest. It does not count as one of your five pieces, but if you draw this piece of art, and you place in the contest (Grand-4th) you will receive 500 points in addition to your prize.

Conclusion


"N e v e r give up a *h a p p y middle...
in h o p e s of a happy -e n d i n g."

T h a n k you for your -[t i m e]!


I hope you all enjoy this contest. You may use the contest banner with a link to this journal if you'd like to advertise my contest. You don't have to advertise to enter, but just keep in mind that the grand prize will not be given out unless I get at least 15 contestants. You may post the banner to dA and ChickenSmoothie but do not post elsewhere. Thank you all <3

Credit goes to all artists who originally designed my characters, and all art credit will always be given to each person who participates.

** Banner and formatting by Untamed--Spirit.